The Murder Of Nicholas Radford


MED Theatre’s new community play ‘The Murder of Nicholas Radford’ explores the motivations behind one of the most notorious private murders of the 15th century, which contributed to the start of the Wars of the Roses, and may have had its origins in a Dartmoor tin-mining dispute. 

MED Theatre have been producing original community plays for over 30 years, but this may promise to be the darkest one yet…


What's it about?

The year is 1450 and three brothers are in dispute about the mining rights of land at Bubhill Combe on the East Okement River on Dartmoor. The famous Devon judge Nicholas Radford is invited to arbitrate, which sets off the train of events that lead to his death.

Performance dates

The dates of the performances are :

  • 13th March & 14th March in Manaton Parish Hall
  • 19th March in Chagford Jubilee Hall
  • 20th & 21st March in Moretonhampstead Parish Hall

For booking and more information please contact Med Theatre:, call 01647 441356 or visit or ticket page

  • All performances start at 7.30pm.
  • Tickets are £8 / £5 children under 16.